DELITA MARTIN: The Dinner Table
In concurrence with the Main Galleries’ spring exhibition DELITA MARTIN: Conjure (on view March 13 – May 23, 2021), the Conn Gallery will feature the site-specific installation The Dinner Table by Delita Martin. Over 150 individual white ceramic plates will hang on the walls. Each plate depicts a lithographic crayon drawing of an individual woman of color. The portraits are friends, relatives and acquaintances of the artist. Creating these plates was a repetitive process for Martin, much like her printmaking, and each one of the plates shows a distinct personality, also like her prints. The Dinner Table has been shown in Austin, Arkansas and Art League, Houston and each installation is different depending upon the space. This installation also includes a table and chairs so you, too may have a seat at the table while viewing these extraordinary portraits.